Bahrain Upholds Convictions for Nine Medics, Continues to Ignore Human Rights Obligations

Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld the convictions and sentences of nine Bahraini medics today, ranging from one month to five years in prison. The medics, who were originally sentenced by a military court to five to 15 years in prison, were allegedly tortured into giving false confessions during their detention last year. They were released[…]

Statement on Deaths of US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Three Americans in Libya

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) condemns, in the strongest terms, yesterday’s attacks against the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. “Religious intolerance and hatred are unacceptable, and should be fully condemned, but even more damnable are the violent[…]

ADHRB Solemnly Commemorates the 11th Anniversary of 9/11

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) solemnly commemorates the 11th anniversary of the attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives on September 11, 2001. ADHRB offers its condolences to the family and friends of the victims of these attacks, and to the many service members who lost their lives trying to protect American[…]

ADHRB Denounces Decision by Bahrain Court to Uphold Sentences for 13 Bahraini Opposition Activists

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) denounced a decision by Bahrain’s High Court of Appeals today that upholds the convictions and sentences of 13 pro-democracy activists, who were originally convicted of charges related to anti-government protests by sham military courts in June 2011. In a session lasting only three minutes, the High[…]

ADHRB Calls for Independent Investigation into Death of Young Boy by Bahraini Security Forces

A 16-year-old boy was killed by Bahraini security forces during protests in Muharraq on Friday. According to initial reports, security forces used live rounds of ammunition on protesters, wounding Hussam al-Haddad, who was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. According to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), after security forces fired shots[…]